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What Looks Like Crazy On an Ordinary Day

This New York Times–bestselling novel is "lively, topical, and fantasy filled. Watch out, Terry McMillian. Cleage is on your tail" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines to be the end is, instead, a beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since Ava left, all the problems of the big city have come to roost in the sleepy North Michigan community whose ordinariness once drove her away; and she cannot turn her back on friends and family who sorely need her in the face of impending trouble and tragedy. Besides which, that one unthinkable, unmistakable thing is now happening to her: Ava Johnson is falling in love.Acclaimed playwright, essayist, New York Times–bestselling author, and columnist Pearl Cleage has created a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding, in a remarkable novel that sizzles with sensuality, hums with gritty truth, and sings and crackles with life-affirming energy."Very funny and charming . . . Following Cleage's twists and turns of the human spirit, readers may find themselves on a very inspired and uplifted plane well before the last page." —Washington Post Book World"Cleage . . . delivers a work of intelligence and integrity. . . . [A] memorable tale." —-Publishers Weekly, starred review
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